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LibreOffice 3.6.4 has been released

The LibreOfffice developers have published their 3.6.4 release. My packages for this release have been available since yesterday evening, so grab them if you want to profit from the bugfixes.

Remember, you can add more functionality by installing extensions. LibreOffice extensions are available from

The LibreOffice 3.6.4 packages which I am making available have been built on Slackware 13.37. They can be installed on Slackware 14 as well. If you find any issues on Slackware 14 please tell me. Downloads are available here:

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Update 12/12/12: removed the brazilian mirror since it is no longer being updated.


  1. Gabriel Yong

    Thank you.

  2. Mike Langdon (mlangdn)

    Thanks Eric!

  3. Brian Lawrence

    Thanks, Eric, for the new Libreoffice, and KDE 4.9.4.

  4. DEF

    Thanks, Eric, for the new Libreoffice, and KDE 4.9.4, and everything else. πŸ˜€

  5. Brian Lawrence

    Oh, yeah…I forgot everything else. πŸ˜€

  6. gegechris99

    Eric, a big thank for the timely availability of libreoffice packages after each update.

  7. DEF

    Are xalan, xerces, rhino or some other dep than jdk needed ?

  8. Jorge

    Thanks a lot Eric for these new packages. I’d like to point out that the mirror still has an outdated version (3.5.4)

  9. DEF

    I’m currently building this on my brand new ARM Open Pandora 1GHz/512M ram.
    So the dep i had to install were perl-Archive-Zip and apache-ant. And of course OpenJDK ;^).
    Hope it will succeed this time.

  10. DEF

    BTW, i disabled opengl, and ogltrans. My machine is OpenGL ES, so i presumed i don’t need them.

  11. DEF

    Ended with an error :/.

    Script setup_osl.ins not found!
    in function: set_setupscript_name

  12. DEF

    I installed all the packages i’ve built, in case i missed a dep, now i have this error:
    Missing files
    in function : remove_Files_Without_Sourcedirectory

  13. Anon

    Thank you for all your work of creating many t[gx]z for slackware !

  14. fanthom

    Hi Eric,
    first of all – thank you for your work. We are using some of your packages in slackware based distro and had not any troubles so far.
    unfortunately i have found that libreoffice-4.6.4 for 64bit arch from slackware-14.0 repo was probably compiled on slackware-13.37 as there are unresolved deps from python-2.6, boost-1.45, etc.
    also – libreoffice-4.6.4 is not listed in PACKAGES.TXT for 14.0

    please double check it when you have a chance,

  15. alienbob

    Hi fanthom

    First, indeed my libreoffice packages are built on Slackware 13.37, that is why my blog posts always state “If you find any issues on Slackware 14 please tell me”.
    I have not seen an error yet myself but I don’t remember if I created illegal symlinks on my Slackware-current desktop πŸ˜‰
    What exactly are the errors you are seeing, and do they cause loss of functionality?

    What happened here is that my repository has several packages which I build on 13.37 and work without issues on 14.0. But since some people are afraid to download and install a package for Slackware 14 if it is located in a directory “13.37” I have made symbolic links “14.0 -> 13.37” and the libreoffice package is one of those.
    Your observation made me realize that my repository generation script does not handle these symlinks properly, you don’t find any of those packages in PACKAGES.TXT for instance, if you search for libreoffice in a 14.0 directory. I fixed the script and recreated the repository files. IT has some sub-optimal effects on the .meta files but that’s acceptible to me, at least all packages can be found now.

    It’s 3.6.4 by the way, not 4.6.4.

    Cheers, Eric

  16. fanthom

    Hi Eric,
    thanks for your quick response.

    “at least all packages can be found now.”
    our package manager was showing 57 packages in your repository while now it’s 134.
    thank you for fixing this.

    “What exactly are the errors you are seeing, and do they cause loss of functionality?”
    not really an errors but missing deps confuse our package manager which tries to resolve them and is never able to find certain library versions.
    please have a look on ‘slackyd -d libreoffice’ output:

    if this is a much of hassle for you to compile libreoffice on slackware-14.0 (i understand that it’s time/resource consuming to do in on several slack versions) then i will grab it from some other repository.

    “It’s 3.6.4 by the way, not 4.6.4.”
    my mistake.


  17. alienbob

    Hi phantom

    I am considering not building further releases of LibreOffice 3.6 and instead ship the LibreOffice 4.0 series next. I will build those packages on Slackware 14.0 and leave it to the users of Slackware 13.37 to build their own packages from the sources I will of course provide.
    That should solve the issues you have with dependencies. Looking at the poppler message at least makes me think that the PDF import will not work in Slackware 14 because of the LO package having been built on Slackware 13.37.


  18. fanthom

    Hi Eric,

    I’m glad to hear that.
    We like your repo as it always has latest version of packages.

    Once again – thanks for your work.

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